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April 3, 2024 

Balancing Impact, Technology, and Sustainable Growth in Indonesia: How SuperApp Does It

 

By empowering community leaders to become retailers, SuperApp not only facilitates economic participation at the grassroots level but also fosters a sense of community-driven commerce.

At Echelon X, Steven Wongsoredjo, CEO and Co-Founder at SuperApp, will feature in a fireside chat to discuss how SuperApp's focus on social commerce and community empowerment has the potential to make significant contributions to Indonesia’s economy and society, moderated by Aaqib Alvi, Country Manager for Sustainable Living Lab.

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e27 Daily Digest DAILY DIGEST April 3, 2024  📣 Join us in the AI Zone at Echelon X and elevate your AI solutions to new heights. Get 60% discount on exhibition package. Send an enquiry today. In this edition of Daily Digest, we have stories about: * The 3 foundational values of an inclusive workplace culture * Vietnam’s sand-based thermal energy storage startup Alternō secures US$1.5M * Carousell acquires luxury bag reseller LuxLexicon to strengthen recommerce play How diversity and inclusion fuels innovation in the workplace In the tech industry, Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) are gradually gaining recognition for their significant advantages. Embracing a diverse workforce not only fosters creativity but also cultivates innovation by bringing together individuals with varied perspectives and backgrounds. An exemplary case of progressive D&I practices is showcased by Bitsmedia, the company behind the widely acclaimed Muslim lifestyle app Muslim Pro. Their commitment to diversity extends beyond traditional markers such as gender and age, encompassing nationality, culture, language, and religion. With a gender-balanced workforce and a management team comprising a significant proportion of women, Bitsmedia defies industry norms. Moreover, their inclusive environment is evident in the diverse age demographics and nationalities represented among their employees. To understand more about how they achieved it, read this contributed post by Nafees Khundker, Group Managing Director, Bitsmedia Pte Ltd. By: Nafees Khundker Balancing Impact, Technology, and Sustainable Growth in Indonesia: How SuperApp Does It By empowering community leaders to become retailers, SuperApp not only facilitates economic participation at the grassroots level but also fosters a sense of community-driven commerce. At Echelon X, Steven Wongsoredjo, CEO and Co-Founder at SuperApp, will feature in a fireside chat to discuss how SuperApp's focus on social commerce and community empowerment has the potential to make significant contributions to Indonesia’s economy and society, moderated by Aaqib Alvi, Country Manager for Sustainable Living Lab. 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